Photo retrospective: A look back at Burke Moses' year at DCPA


Molly_Brown_Burke_Moses_Circle_3When The Unsinkable Molly Brown opens tomorrow, longtime local audiences might recognize Burke Moses, the actor playing J.J. Brown, from one powerhouse season with the DCPA Theatre Company in 1988-89. 

Moses was a struggling young actor when then Artistic Director Donovan Marley cast him to play Billy Bigelow in Carousel and Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

“The Denver Center was the first regional theatre that took a chance on me as a musical performer,” said Moses, who many stage and screen credits since include originating the role of Gaston in Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast.

You can read our entire interview with Burke Moses here, including his memories of performing here at the same time that John Cameroon Mitchell was playing Peter Pan on an adjacent Theatre Company stage.

In the meatime, here is a look back in photos of Moses performing in Carousel and  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof … and a little sneak peek at him in The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Archive photos by T. Charles Erickson. Molly Brown photos by Jennifer M. Koskinen.

More photos from Carousel:



Photos from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof:




Sneak peek at The Unsinkable Molly Brown:

Burke Moses and Beth Malone. Photo by Jennifer M. Koskinen.

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